Laying of the Poppies

Yr 5 and 6 represented St Mary’s by attending the town Laying of the Poppies service. We met with other schools, the Royal British Legion, Mayor Mike Bonfield and The Very Reverend John Mann at St Mary’s Church where they led us in thoughts about Remembrance. From there we paraded to the War Memorial to lay a poppy for each fallen soldier from Swanage.


We have four new additions at St Mary’s…

Tortoises: Loving and Truthful
Guinea Pigs: Bailey and Licorice

(Just to be clear, the tortoises and the guinea pigs live separately but Mrs De Leon could not resist the photo-op of them together.)

St Mary’s Bake Off

What an amazing turn-out for the great St Mary’s Bake Off, with children from all classes frantically decorating cakes at playtime and lunch time. Congratulations to the organizers for their money-raising idea and to the proud winners. Many thanks to all who took part and those at home who supported them.


250 Club Draw

Results of the draw held on 21 October 2019:

  • £75 no 22
  • £50 no 152
  • £20 no 240
  • £10 no 176
  • £10 no 57
Winners will be notified individually and monies can be collected from the school office.

BSO Workshop

Pupils from Years 4,5 & 6 shared an amazing day with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In a range of workshops they played in an ‘air orchestra’; learnt a chorus from Carmen and played violins, guitars and percussion instruments in an orchestra. They then showed off all their new skills performing in a concert with the BSO – a brilliant day.  Many thanks must go to the BSO; to Mrs Buckle and all the other volunteers and contributors who made it such a special day.